Pat McCaskey

Episode 10

08 APR 2019

A Chicago Bears’ Board Member and a Bears’ Vice President, he is the Chairman of Sports Faith International, which recognizes people who are successful in sports while leading exemplary lives. He is the author of six books (four about sports and faith) and participated in sports extensively as a student-athlete: basketball, baseball, football, track, and cross country, and currently runs Masters Track.  His grandfather (and godfather) was George Halas, the founder of the Chicago Bears.

Guest Quotes:

“God gave me the gift of writing and public speaking.  He has been very, very good to me with those gifts and many other things.”

“When I was seven months in my mother’s womb, she received the blessing for expectant mothers.”

“I am a lector at St. Mary’s church and St. Patrick church in Lake Forest.”

“After dinner, after I finish my chores, I like to shoot free throws until I make ten.”

“My grandfather was a man of faith and a man of prayer.”

“My grandfather lived the Ten Commandments of Football and I wrote them.”

“The (Chicago) Bears have Mass and chapel service before every game, home and away… We try to get the Pope, because we think our games are important.  We offer 100 dollars and two tickets.  Chuck Simpson said, ‘He probably doesn’t know who to bring’.”

“If we all tithe we can do a lot for the Kingdom of God.”

Related links:

Sports Faith International

Pat McCaskey’s books from the publisher

(This episode contains a prayer originally from catholic.org, as seen in Play Like A Champion Today’s prayerbook for sports, God, Be In My Sport)

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